Common name: Pepperwort
Botanical name: Phyllanthus niruri or Lepidium latifolium L.
Other common names:Pepperweed, Peppergrass
Net weight : 50 g.
Pepperwort (Lepidium latifolium L.), is a perennial plant. It is a member of the mustard and cabbage family. It is also known as Pepperweed or Peppergrass.
Native to southern Europe, Mediterranean countries and Asia as far east as the Himalayas, it is an introduced species in North America, where it grows throughout the United States and Mexico.
Pepperwort normally grows to between 30 cm and 1 m, but may grow as tall at 2 m. The plants have numerous woody stems, alternating waxy leaves and clusters of small white flowers. It produces small (1.6 mm) fruits, each containing two reddish seeds.
Fresh leaves can be chewed and are empowered to strengthen teeth and gums. For infusion can be used both leaves and stalks or seeds; you have to drink it hot, fasting and before bedtime.
How to prepare the infusion: Pour a tablespoon in a cup of boiling water and let stand five minutes.
If you are root, bark or seeds than usual is to boil five minutes.
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